Associate Attorney Spotlight

I grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in editorial journalism from the University of Arkansas, I took a course on Constitutional law and was inspired to go to law school. While in law school, both of my grandmothers passed away. During this time, I helped my parents with my grandmothers’ estates, and it became clear that I wanted a career in estate planning and probate work.

I enjoy sitting down with people and helping them make a plan that will transfer their assets according to their wishes. It is very rewarding to see the relief my clients experience knowing everything has been put into place for their loved ones down the road. I also enjoy assisting clients through the probate process. Experiencing the loss of a loved one is a difficult time and the idea of probate can be especially daunting. I always remember the year in law school when I watched my parents go through the pain of losing their parents. On top of dealing with their grief, they had to figure out what to do with all the “stuff .” My goal is to guide my clients through the probate process and make it go as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Away from the office, I am busy with the schedules of my three children, actively volunteering with the PTA, and love reading historical fiction novels.

I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. I attended Glendale High School, then went to Evangel University studying Biblical studies. I transitioned into law school and attended University of Missouri’s Law School in Columbia. In May 2015, I received my degree and was accepted into the Missouri Bar.

I returned to Springfield with my wife Julianna and young son, to be close to our family. We enjoy the community and the family ties we have here. We are especially excited to announce our family is growing with an arrival of a little one in August.

Being a husband and a father is something I thoroughly enjoy. Julianna and I are very involved in our church and we enjoy spending time with our friends and family.

For me, I became an attorney to help educate and ease anxiety. The law can be confusing. It can scare and intimidate some people. Becoming an advocate has been an important part of my life. I truly enjoy helping people navigate the legal issues of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning. It’s important to me to help protect what my clients have worked so hard to build and alleviate any anxiety they may have with the process